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Little Falls in Herkimer County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

Lincoln's Gettysburg Address

Lincoln's Gettysburg Address Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, August 18, 2019
1. Lincoln's Gettysburg Address Marker
Inscription.  Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battle-field of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this. But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate — we can not consecrate — we can not hallow — this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us — that from these honored dead
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we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion — that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain — that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom — and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.
Topics and series. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Patriots & PatriotismWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #16 Abraham Lincoln series list.
Location. 43° 2.663′ N, 74° 51.169′ W. Marker is in Little Falls, New York, in Herkimer County. Memorial can be reached from the intersection of East Main Street (New York State Route 169) and John Street, on the right when traveling west. Marker is located near the southeast corner of Eastern Park, just to the west of the Benton Hall Academy complex. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Little Falls NY 13365, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Benton Hall Academy (within shouting distance of this marker); Brave Defenders (within shouting distance of this marker); Honor Roll (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); David L. Bass (about 700 feet away); Lake Shore Limited Wreck (approx. ¼ mile
Lincoln's Gettysburg Address Marker<br>(<i>wide view • Eastern Park in background</i>) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, August 18, 2019
2. Lincoln's Gettysburg Address Marker
(wide view • Eastern Park in background)
away); Window on the Past (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Street Cheese Market (approx. 0.3 miles away); Shaping the City (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Little Falls.
Benton Hall Academy (<i>view from near marker</i>) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, August 18, 2019
3. Benton Hall Academy (view from near marker)
Credits. This page was last revised on September 1, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 1, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 223 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 1, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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